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CQD is set up as a universal distress signal, the equivalent to today's SOS signal. Read More
A new automobile land speed record of 91.37 mph is set by Henry Ford. Read More
Madison Square Garden in New York City holds the first large-scale bodybuilding competition in America.
The German South-West Africa Herero Rebellion begins.
Most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, are destroyed by the Ålesund Fire, and leaves about 10,000 people without shelter.
Over 1,500 buildings are destroyed in 30 hours by the Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Russo-Japanese War is started by a Japanese surprise attack on Port Arthur. Read More
The Panama Canal Zone is purchased by the United States for $10 million. Read More
St. Louis, Missouri opens the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair.
The 1904 tornado in Moscow occurs.
St. Louis, Missouri opens the third Modern Olympic Games in the United States as part of the World's Fair.
The construction of the Trans-Siberian railway is finished. Read More
The Dalai Lama and Colonel Francis Younghusband sign the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty during the British expedition to Tibet.
The New York City Subway opens its first underground line. Read More
Diplomatic links are established by Panama and Uruguay. Read More
Republican Theodore Roosevelt defeats Democrat Alton B. Parker in the U.S. presidential election.
The continuous track, later revolutionizing construction vehicles and land warfare, is finally successfully made.
Jupiter's largest irregular satellite, Himalia, is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine.
Theodore Roosevelt's "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine is announced, stating that if Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable to intervene in the Western Hemisphere, the United States would.
The theatrical play Peter Pan premieres in London.
A tunnel in Boston opens to the public as the East Boston Tunnel. Read More
The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in New York City's Times Square.
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